Monday, 11 April 2011

Beer Soup: Don't Eat and Drive.

NOTE: If you don't love beer use less and replace with chicken stock.

Beer Soup is the perfect meal. Beer, bacon and cheese.
For this soup I used Kozel a Czech  beer. Why you might ask? Because that's what I like to drink.
For Cheese I used an English Cheddar, I wanted something with bite that would get lost in the beer.

I chopped onion, potato, carrot and celery and most importantly bacon into small cubes.
I placed these in a glass baking dish and roasted at 400 F for about 30 min.

After about 10 min it looked like this.

And after 30 min it looked like this.

I added the beer to the mixture and scraped anything stuck on off the edges and bottom.

Next I put together the soup. I start by slowly adding the flour to the butter making sure the flour gets cooked so you don't taste raw flour in the soup. Then I add the beer and gradually add the cheese mixing constantly to make sure it melts evenly. Then I add the rest of the vegetables and beer and bring the mixture to a boil.

To finish it off I sprinkled some smoked Spanish paprika on top!